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virginia but i don't see any real moisture heading our way for the foreseeable future. 29 martinsburg, cumberland. luray 28 with 38 for la plata. 43 in cambridge and 40 in fredricksburg. this afternoon again a mix of clouds and sun. we'll be sitting in the mid-40s in hagerstown. potentially the low 50s across the bay from easton and cambridge and even fredricksburg and tappahannock airport today right about 50 degrees. it is now 5:00 a.m. here comes monika samtani with timesaver traffic. still very little volume at this hour. >> very little volume. it's a good thursday morning, everybody. no problems on any of our major thoroughfares right now and most of the overnight construction has been cleared up. so actually this is a great time to head out to work. no issues on the beltway north of town, college park right down to bethesda on the outer loop of the beltway, 270 still pretty light out of frederick. let's take a live look outside and show what you it looks like if you're planning to head here at branch avenue. it's the same thing on the stretch in prince george's county at 495 between 95 and
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springfield. now let's go to the maps in southern maryland. route 4, route 5, route 301, no issues there. here's what it looks like on the beltway near new hampshire avenue. again 95 in from baltimore as well looks great. i'll be back with more coming up in a few minutes. andrea and mike? >> thanks, monika. see you then. when he resigned last week, the c.i.a. said the former director david petraeus would not testify at this week's hearings into the consulate attack in benghazi, libya which killed three people, including chris stevens, the ambassador. >> after public demands from lawmakers, director petraeus is expected to testify on friday. 9news reporter surae chinn is live on the hill where hearings on the consulate attack are getting under way later this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to both of you. it's been on again, off again. the former c.i.a. director will not be testifying today on capitol hill but will appear before a house panel tomorrow after lawmakers put pressure on him to testify. he was actually supposed to testify today before a house intelligence committee but that
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was before the scandal broke and his admission to an affair with his biographer paula broadwell forcing him to resign. cameras spotted broadwell staying with her brother here in northwest d.c. president obama made his first public comments about the scandal yesterday. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: it's been revealed f.b.i. agent frederick humphries uncovered the affair after a complaint from tampa's socialite jill kelley. today the acting c.i.a. director will be testifying and you can bet expected tomorrow that the scandal will be brought up when petraeus appears tomorrow. back to you. >> surae chinn live on capitol hill this morning. thank you. neighbors tell us a woman watched as a prince george's county sheriff's deputy shot and killed her son last night.
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the shooting happened on 63rd avenue in east riverdale, maryland. the sheriff's captain nancy ridgely says the deputy was trying to serve a temporary protective order. it's believed the man's mother opened the door but then he appeared behind her pointing a gun at the deputy. the deputy fired one shot and killed the man. the deputy is a ten-year veteran and has been placed on leave while the shooting is investigated. also in prince george's county, police have arrested four men in a deadly 2010 shooting that just became a murder case. it's been two years since melvin pike was found shot inside his car, but last week the 29-yard pike died of complications related to that shooting. officers have ruled the manner of death a homicide. the four men have been ged char with murder and several other felony counts. the man convicted of grabbing four women in dupont circle as he bicycled past them is headed to jail for three months. a d.c. judge sentenced oscar
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pena to six months in jail but suspended half of that sentence. the 31-year-old will also be on probation for three years and he needs to undergo treatment as a sex offender. in addition, ice has put a detainer on him meaning he could face deportation once he gets out of jail. time for the latest your money report of the morning. >> hello. i wish kay with better news. overseas markets are down. not looking good. this comes after another sell- off on wall street. investors started selling after president obama spoke about the upcoming fiscal cliff. they're worried democrats and republicans are simply too far apart to reach a deal any time soon. the dow stands at12,57 on after closing down 185 points. the nasdaq was off by37. the s&p 500 was down by 19 points. these recent selloffs on wall street have gotten so bad,
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investors are officially in correction territory. a decline of 20% is expected bare market so we'll keep that in mind. wall street starts at its lowest level since june, down over 5% since election day alone. in the meantime how about a nice cup of tea? starbucks is saying i'll have one. it's expanding its tea business by spending $620 million to buy tivana. shares were up 50% on news of the purchase. i love tea. >> you need some tea. you need some really hot tea. we need more information from you. what are you going to tell us in the next 30 minutes? glism' secret santa -- i'm secret santa. i'll bring you some early days. you don't have to wait for black friday which is next friday. >> or next thursday. >> i'm calling it black thursday. >> thanks, jess. >> you got it. the votes are still being
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counted in one congressional race. that story is coming up. >> plus, democrats pick up one more supporter in the senate. >> ahead in sports, rg3's redskin teammates give him an honorary position rarely awarded to a rookie.
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on. it is 5:08. yesterday we only got to 49 degrees. we again have light winds which is a good thing but the difference today is we're going to have some more clouds so once again we're going to struggle to get close to that 50-degree mark. this morning temps starting in the 20s in a few spots. we do have frost well north and west of town. but we're looking at a good deal of clouds. it's 42 now in washington with 30 up in frederick and 30, that's going to be the frosty spots. near 50 for the high. for 6:00 p.m. still in the upper 40s. thankfully we'll have the light northeast winds at 5 miles an hour. i'll come back in a few
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minutes. we'll talk seven-day forecast looking to the weekend, toward thanksgiving eve and tell you about the coastal potential as well. right now over to monika samtani. she's got timesaver traffic. no issues right now on the northbound side of i-95. this is what it looks like in springfield heading for the beltway or 395. right to the 14th street bridge all lanes are open. more coming up around 5:15. making news at 5:09 this morning, house minority leader nancy pelosi says she plans to try to stay in her job. the california democrat says she will run again for a leadership position. no word yet on any possible competition. pelosi became the first female speaker of the house in 2007 back when the democrats had the majority. senate democrats have something to celebrate. independent senator elect angus king of maine plans to caucus the democrats when he comes to capitol hill in january. that will give democrats a 55- 45 edge over republicans. king is replacing republican olympia snowe who's retiring.
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still up for grabs, believe it or not arizona's second district congressional seat. it was once held by gabriel giffords. her former aide ron barber is neck and neck with margaret mcsally. ballots are still being counted and the lead keeps going back and forth. it's been nine days since the presidential election. now mitt romney is talking about why he didn't defeat president obama. that's coming up at 5:31. in sports at 5:22, the wizards are in danger of becoming the nba's laughingstock. >> next at 5:15, we'll see if howard is removing some of the raindrops from his seven-day forecast. we'll be back. ♪
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welcome back. it's 5:13. 41 chilly degrees. no problems to report. there was construction on the northbound side of 295 before eastern avenue. it's been cleared but left just a bit of slow traffic now trying to get through that stretch there. in cheverly both the bw parkway and route a look good heading into the northeast corridor. let's take a live look on our camera. here's what it looks like on new york avenue coming in toward bladensburg road. back over to the maps this time all the way over to the other side of town. gw parkway looks great leaving the beltway all the way inside. no problems on the dulles toll
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road or 66 coming 2495 and all -- to 495. all the crution was cleared on the western -- construction was cleared on the western stretch. the west sides of town looking good between river road and tysons corner. i'll be back at 5:23. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. 5:14. here with howard and we asked the question before is he taking some raindrops out of his forecast. thinking another coastal storm about to come in? >> we think it will stay far enough south and east that my concern level is lowering. let me start focusing on the 200-plus million dollar lottery out there. eight going to be mine. mine i tell you. weather wise at the bus stop forecast this morning, it is a chilly one once again. got a few areas in the upper 20s. the warm spots right by the way are in the 40s but most people are sitting in the low to mid- 30s right now with a little frost north and west of town. the clouds actually keeping temperatures from falling even more than they would have. today we'll have clouds and sun mix. by noon 48. so we're not going to recover a
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lot. another chilly afternoon. thankfully, though, another day with light winds like yesterday. northeast winds only about 5 miles an hour. we'll hit 50. i hope and then by 5:00 48 degrees. tonight or this morning i should say, we got temps in the upper 20s to low 30s north and west of town. south of town, look at this. 40 in fredricksburg but 45 at the patuxent river naval air station. the chesapeake bay keeping those folks a little warmer. 36 in gaithersburg and here in d.c. we're looking outside on our michael & son weather camera, cloudy skies, good visibility and 42. with a light wind northeast -- north, not east at 9 -- northeast at 9, it's knocking our windchill down to 37 this morning. the relative humidity 55%. clouds have been streaming up from the south overnight. actually yesterday afternoon saw a few of them. showers, some heavier ones are coming out of western south carolina, spartanburg area headed up toward areas east of ashville. if you're going down to north carolina this morning, even southern virginia, you may see
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some of that over the next few hours. what we'll be dealing with is the high and mid-level clouds at times giving us anywhere from partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies. here we are at lunch time. the showers might sneak into southeastern virginia. going out of virginia beach, norfolk, williamsburg for the day, leaving later this afternoon, you may run into that. otherwise just some clouds around here. we get to friday morning. that little system is now picking up a little oomph in the atlantic. this may be a telltale sign of some of the things we see this winter. storms developing just a little far east or north to whack us but hitting parts of new england harder. skies by friday afternoon mostly sunny, clearing skies. looks like a nice cold, clear friday night. then we head into saturday. saturday is looking good now. that next system we're talking about developing along the coast. right now i'm thinking south and east of us far enough away so that our travel plans
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between here and boston should be pretty g. out west they'll be good -- pretty good. out west they'll be good south and east could be an issue here for those who are traveling. as far as the forecast today, a cool one. clouds keeping us a little bit on the cool side today. 49 for leesburg. 47 winchester while manassas, one of our warm spots at 52 and 49 on the bay in annapolis. here's the forecast. today northeast winds at 5 so they'll be light with a high around 50. mix of sun and clouds. tonight we're dipping back into the mid- to upper 30s in d.c. with low 30s north and west. tomorrow agent bit more sunshine so should be a little warmer, about 54. saturday looks good. terps are home, 56. so a nice football fall feel to the air. then on saturday night, the clouds 41. sunday into monday, this is when we could have that coastal. close but i think not close enough to really bother us too much. still i only have a drop in. we had more rain earlier in the week so that trend has been
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good for us. 55 on monday and 57 on tuesday. andrea and mike, over to you. >> thank you, howard. the wizards are the only team in the nba without a win. >> plus, with the bye week, seems like forever since deanglo hall went out on the reps. now he's being punished for it. 4% of american men admit to doing this. is it a, asking for the parents approval to marry their bride, b, get an annual physical or c, read instructions or an owner's manual? >> kim barnes told us c. if you add in asking directions, it's an even smaller percentage. >> all right. log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page and leave your response. we'll reveal the answer during the 6:00 hour. you definitely want to participate because this week we're giving away tickets to "les miserables." each day we'll randomly draw names from the people who answer the question correctly
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on our facebook page. that person will win four tickets to the musical. "les miserables" will be at the national theater next month.
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it is 5:22 on this thursday
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morning. it's chilly out there and cloudy but dry and going to stay that way. the problem is the clouds will be in and out so we won't have a brilliantly blue sky. 30 degrees in winchester this morning with 43 on the bay. these are the warm areas thanks to the chesapeake but we're sitting around 40. we'll take you to the 9:00 hour. notice sun west, clouds east, 43. lunch time looks to be on the cool side, upper 40s. a mix of clouds and sun. then this afternoon just barely going to get to 50 for that high but it will be on the dry side. mike and andrea, over to you. mike shanahan says just what happened recently to rg3 is a first in his coaching career. >> if you bet the wizardses wouldn't have a win by mid- november, you're correct. kristen berset has our morning sports. good morning, everybody. all right, wizards fans, if you haven't already, it's time to face the facts. unless the wizards sign a 28- year-old michael jordan today, you're in for a very, very long season. seven games down, 57 to go.
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wiz -- 75 to go. wizards will hopefully win a game soon but last night wasn't one of them. john hall still out. the wizards could really use him. they did keep things interesting near the end. martin four for four pulls the wizards within three but the ball just wasn't bouncing their way tonight. the mavericks win this one by 6. the wizards fall to 0-7 on the season. >> rg3 has already proven he's a leader on the field. now his teammates showing him some respect. the rest of the offensive players voted the rookie is captain for the rhee of the season. coach mike -- rest of the season. coach mike shanahan says that's the first in his career but isn't surprised with the honor. >> deanglo hall was ejected from the skins-steelers game after removing his helmet in october. he won't be suspended but he was fined $30,000. >> that's a quick look at
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sports this morning. i'm kristen berset. have a great thursday. mitt romney is apparently explaining his presidential loss to his donors now. >> he says gifts if obama are to blame but one republican governor is calling romney out on his reasoning. 5:24. here's monika with a look at the rush hour. >> traffic is already forming on the northbound side of i-95. route 610 toward quantico. and then just a bit here as you approach lorton. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 5:28. you're watching 9news now. we'll be right back.
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good morning. welcome back to 9news now on this thursday morning. i'm andrea roane. >> grab your teap. put your -- tea. put your hands around your mug. wear your gloves. you'll need it. >> notice no sleeveless. >> it's too cold. howard told us it would be. >> once again in the 30s in most areas. a couple in the 20s. another chilly day. this pattern, it's a little bit
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below afternoon. we should be in the upper 50s. we'll be lucky to get back to 50 this afternoon. that's about it thanks in part to some of the clouds and just the fact it's getting to be later in november and the cold is starting to win out a little bit. here is your day planner on this friday eve as we like to call thursday. it's 42 in town now with cloudy skies. temperatures by noon with a mix of sun and clouds in the upper 40s. by 5:00 already past the sunset. 4:54. 48 degrees after topping out at 50. notice the clouds to the south and the showers to the south. that's helping to bring the clouds up toward us with the rain. that's going to stay mainly in the carolinas and maybe southeastern virginia. out west the upper 20s, frosty out here but you get to d.c. and points east, especially anybody near water, you're above the 40-degree mark. la plata 38. 45 in leesburg and 41 in fredricksburg. we're looking at highs this afternoon in the upper 40s to about 50, maybe 51. easton forecasted our warm spot today at 53. let's go to monika samtani 5:29
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now with timesaver traffic. good morning, everybody. i'm happy to say that i just checked the board and made some phone calls. there are no big issues to report yet as you head inbound from the west on the dulles toll road or inbound i-66. of course you're going to see some heavy traffic. that's always the issue. we'll take a live look on the inbound side right now in centreville and show you what it looks like. you're going to bunch up basically from manassas to this point. lanes are open as you head for the beltway and vienna. let's go back over to the maps this time it the other side. inside the beltway in fact. 395 to the 14th street bridge looks good. all of your potomac and an anacostia crossings are fine, including 295 as you head for the 11th street bridge. now a live look in springfield on the northbound side of i-95. it's heavy into quantico and just a little bit here leaving route 644. i'll be back at 5:39. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. when david petraeus resigned as c.i.a. director last week after admitting to an extramarital
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affair, the agency planned to send its acting director to the hill for hearings on the deadly benghazi attack. >> acting director morell will testify today but petraeus is planning to show up tomorrow and answer questions from lawmakers. chinsurae chinn is on capitol hill looking ahead to today and tomorrow. >> reporter: good morning to both of you. rest assured these lawmakers will be asking details about benghazi and the sex scandal that brought down the former c.i.a. corrector. there's been a tangled web of scandal ramifications. we're learning that of course it's put general allen's career on hold, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan and otherwise some lawmakers are now threatening to block u.n. ambassador susan rice to replace secretary of state clinton because of comments she middays after the attack -- she made days after the attack. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want
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to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> the president of the united states, the commander in chief is the most responsible, and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: meanwhile, paula broadwell, the woman at the center of the sex scandal has been staying at her brother's home in northwest d.c. cameras were there camped out all day yesterday. we're also learning that frederick humphrey, the f.b.i. agent was the one who uncovered this entire scandal and now we see this ripple effect. of course it's going to be an interesting next two days. back to you. >> surae chinn reporting live on capitol hill. >> thank you. mitt romney says he lost the presidential election because of gifts president obama gave to the african- american and hispanic communities and to his core supporters. that's apparently the explanation romney gave his donors during a conference call yesterday.
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he said obama used programs like obama care to get the black vote and amnesty for illegal children to get the hispanic vote. one of romney's biggest vocal supporters bob ji jingle quick -- bobby jingle quickly denounced those. >> i reject that notion, that description. i think it's absolutely wrong. i don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we're going as a party. that has to be one of the fundamental take aways. >> romney lost by 3%. david axelrod, one of the president's advisors, his senior campaign advisor says romney is still looking at america through the 47% prism. after a taco bell manager was seriously wounded over the weekend, another store manager has been shot, this time in anne arundel county. police say a gunman entered the wal-mart in maryland city just after 4:00 a.m. yesterday and demanded money from the victim. despite getting some cash, police say the robber forced
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the manager into the parking lot and then shot him. the victim was hit in the upper body and is expected to recover. the incoming chief of the u.s. capital police is a familiar face to many in our area. kim dine is leaving his post as police chief in frederick, maryland. before that he worked in the police department for 27 years. he will take over the u.s. capitol police mid-december. he succeeds philip morris who retired in may. this afternoon d.c. parents get their first chance to react to the proposed school closings. the d.c. city council will hold a public hearing to review potential closings and some boundary changes. the city school chancellor kaya henderson unveiled her plan earlier this week. according to her plan, 20 schools should close over the next couple of years. if her plan takes effect, the average enrollment per school would increase from 376 to 432 students. the virginia department of
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transportation wants drivers and local leaders to know they're ready for winter. vdot officials showed off new snow removal equipment and other tools in preparation for severe weather. one of those new tools is a web application that allows citizens to see how well their neighborhood is being plowed. >> once there's more than two inches of snow on the ground, that web application will be open to the public and the public will be able to see whether we started plowing in the neighborhood, whether plowing is in process or whether plowing has been completed. >> vdot says it's also retrofitted a truck, especially for plowing the beltway's newest express lanes from springfield to the dulles access road. >> does that app increase the phone call complains or quell them? interesting to see. time for another money report. jess ima is our secret san -- jessica is our secret santa. >> we talked about this. seeing all the christmas stuff
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going up in stores well before thanksgiving, even in the middle of october in some cases. retailers definitely have been pushing back holiday shopping rolling black friday deals into black thursday. even though it seems a little weird to see christmas trees in october, shoppers are going along for the early ride. plenty of shoppers are taking advantage of getting started on their holiday lists a day early. the national retail federation finds more and more shoppers are heading online and to stores on thanksgiving. get this. retail me not says about 40% of consumers began their holiday shopping before november. that wasn't me. since the early bird gets the deeply discounted worms, here's a look at some really early deals you may want to consider. members of the shop your way loyalty program at sears can buy black friday deals online starting sunday. kohl's shoppers can shop the more than 500 early bird specials beginning next week so think about that.
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online retailers are expected to ditch cyber monday this year not entirely but pretty and generally so. so they'll roll out their deals starting on thanksgiving day. don't forget about those online retailers because you're used to shopping the big name brands. they started offering blockbuster buys last month. the hartford courant reports there are deals like a 55-inch tlc led television $699 with free shipping at amazon. offers.com is running a deal like this one. a diamond earring set for 599.99. and the coupon codes that can be applied on top of existing deals for example, 20% off kohl's.com and free shipping on orders over 50 bucks. happy shopping for you guys. >> wow, i need a list to write all that down. >> there are crazy deals out there. it's just that you have to dig. it's like going through the
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cleerns racks. that's -- clearance racks. that's what you're doing. i'm trying to cut back on the plastic junk. that's my rule. >> a nice card and a hug. how about that? still ahead, a local university loses its ranking with "u.s. news & world report." we will tell you why coming up. >> plus, we get a sneak peek of an exhibit on the civil war opening here in just a few days. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. 5:39 this thursday morning. another cold one out there but the winds are real light which is good. temperatures in most areas are in the 30s. here's a look at -- oh, our day planner. let me show you the day planner. it's cloudy outside this
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morning. good visibility. by noon 48. going to have a mix of sun and clouds today. light north to northeast winds with a high approaching the 50- degree mark. i'm see you in a few minutes with the weekend outlook and seven d.e.a. forecast. here's monika with -- seven-day forecast. here's monika with the timesaver traffic. northbound i-95 just north of dale city, two left lanes are blocked already causing delay. if you look to the right side of your screen, northbound on i- 95. i'll have details once more in my next report at 5:47. >> thanks, monika. one of the most expensive universities in the country is losing its ranking with "u.s. news & world report." george washington university has been removed from the 2013 list of best colleges after the magazine says gw overstated data on incoming freshmen for more than a decade. the chief ranker says he believes the error was inadvertent but the school will stay unranked until the accuracy of future information
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can be confirmed. it's being billed as an extraordinary exhibit when it comes to the civil war. it opens monday at the library of congress. the show commemorates the 150th anniversary of the war. more than 200 items will be on display that no one has ever seen in public before. the item that -- [indiscernible] a judge throws out evidence in the case of a local doctor who's been banned from prescribing strong painkillers. that story is coming up. plus, today the president flies north to check on recovery efforts in an area that took one of the hardest hits from have storm -- from superstorm sandy. here's who's celebrating a birthday today. the first reality tv judge joseph wapner is 93. he won seven emmys. actor ed asner is 83. you new him from law and order
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actor sam watterton -- waterston is 72. k. eubanks is 55. j.l. miller is 40. s. woodley turns 21. if it's your birthday today, have a good birthday. we'll be right back.
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hello. welcome back to 9news now. it's 5:45 the we're closer to the weekend but not close enough and we're not warming up too much either. >> a little bit. looks like it will be mainly dry. i think it will be mainly dry around here and most ever the region through -- of the region through thanksgiving eve. >> we have a huge game on saturday. the navy game. a lot of the cub scouts are going. we'll take a tour of the campus. >> i think it's going to be mid- 50s for you. >> sunday the skins are home. >> a few more clouds and low 50s for that. that's better than we were thinking a few days ago when we
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thought it might be rainy and raw. the bus stop forecast on this thursday morning. friday eve as we like to be optimistic around here. temperatures in spite of what you may say about me, cloudy and cold. temps mainly in the 30s this morning. got a few in the low 40s and a couple have even dipped well north and west down about 28, 29. looking at our day planner, we are going to see a mix of sun and clouds today, 47 by 11:00. this afternoon we're going to make a run toward 50. yesterday we stopped at 49 with -- look at the winds, though. they're pretty light northeast 5, 5 miles an hour. i'm liking that. by 5:00 we've got 48 degrees and partly cloudy conditions. this morning we are chilly. 36 gaithersburg. 38 in columbia. bowie is 39 this morning. 41 in alexandria and fort belvoir. mid-30s across much of fairfax county. reston coming in at 33. there we're below freezing in northern loudoun county in lovettsville at the 30-degree mark.
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outside on our weather camera, cloudy skies this morning. good visibility. we're looking to the southwest here. that's wisconsin avenue down below. 42 with a northeast wind at 9:00. it feels more like 37 but still the winds in most areas, that's at national. most areas are fairly light, almost calm. nationally we've got just weak weather systems moving across the country now. off the west coast a pretty significant storm. they're going to get hit with a couple of storms i think between now and early next week. showers across georgia into the carolinas throwing cloudiness our way. looks like the rain will stay well south of us through north carolina and even southeastern virginia. but around here, especially once you look at the futurecast, you're seeing we're just not seeing all that much in the precip. there's the rain going out into the atlantic trying to sneak into southeastern virginia later this afternoon. for us we're in and out of the clouds and that will be the case all day long. but looks like more sunshine heads our way for your friday. 50 degrees this afternoon.
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partly sunny. other times mostly cloudy with light northeast winds. tonight we're back in the 30s. upper 30s in town. low 30s north and west. tomorrow 54 with more sunshine. saturday looking good, too. 56 after starting out in the 30s to near 40. sunday there could be a little shower south and east sunday night as the coastal gets close but not close enough i don't think. back in the mid-50s monday and tuesday. 5:48. here comes monika samtani. so i-95 is the problem. got anything else working? >> no. that's the big problem right now. let's just keep it at one problem, please. one at a time. on the northbound side of i-95 if you're just heading out the door, at least you're informed about this. route 123, it's the two left lanes blocked with the accident. look at all that slow traffic. in fact, we'll go to our camera and show what you it looks like already. i'm going to back up here. look at that. barely moving trying to get toward the accident on 123 leaving the prince william parkway. again the two left lanes are blocked. hov lanes are not affected as
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you can see but again it's going to be a long, slow ride already affecting traffic on the northbound side of i-95. i'll keep you posted on that situation. let's go back over to the maps. at least on 270 all you've got is the yellow. that means it's just slow as you leave frederick down toward 109 and 121. a quick look at the american legion bridge. once you're here you're good to go across the river. i'll be back at 6:00. back to you. >> thank you, monika. a local doctor's fight to regain his license to write prescriptions for powerful pain medications is in limbo this morning. d.c.'s health department banned dr. alen salerian from prescribing class two narcotics in april. >> last night a judge threw out some of the testimony after learning prosecutors did not share the interview tape with salerian's lawyers. >> reporter: the day began with a silent vigil held by supporters in tribute to the three patients who committed
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suicide since the d.c. government stopped him from writing prescriptions in april. >> this is in memory of the people who died unnecessarily. >> reporter: the hearing before the district court of medicine adjourned wednesday night shortly after it with us revealed the government had withheld from the defense secretly recorded videotape and photographers of a salerian patient. >> i've been doing this for 27 years. i'm not the guy you want to ask about the government. >> reporter: in other words, you're not surprised? >> no. >> reporter: should they have provided that video to you? >> yes. >> reporter: burglars stole prescription pads nearly two years ago and he says forged his name on prescriptions up and down the east coast. the d.c. government is trying to permanently revoke his license to write prescriptions for class two narcotics arguing he prescribes them too frequently. >> it's all about patient care and whether patients who need pain medication get it or not. that's the whole battle. >> reporter: his approach is unorthodox. he argues cutting edge. the decision will come from the medical board. >> it's unlike trying a case --
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trying a case to a judge who may not have medical knowledge and trying a case to physicians who understand how people should be treated. >> reporter: the presiding officer wouldn't talk to 9 news now on camera. the assistant attorney general leading the case against salerian wouldn't talk either. closing arguments have not yet been scheduled in the case that will determine whether salerian the former chief sigh cry tryst at the f.b.i. -- psychiatrist at the f.b.i. will be allowed to begin writing prescriptions. the case is being watched around the country for its possible precedential policy. later this morning president obama will fly to staten island to get a firsthand look at some of the worst devastation from superstorm sandy. michael bloomberg asked him to wait so he wouldn't have to divert resources from the rescue effort. israeli forces have been pounding the gaza trip this morning after police say three israelis were killed by a
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rocket fired from gaza. palestinian officials are now asking the u.n. security council to act to stop the bombard mnltses. the military chief of hamas was killed in yesterday's fighting. china has a new leader this morning. he is the son of a party elder and has been vice president for the last five years. china's is the world's second leading power. question of the daytime now. once again 4% of american men admit to doing one of these things. a, asking for parents' approval to marry their bride, b, getting an annual physical or c, reading the instructions or owner's manual? >> one viewer wrote on our facebook fan page, i think the percentage would be higher for c since it seems most men won't do that so it leaves a or b. i think more men are willing to ask for a parents' approval than willing to go to a doctor for anything so my answer is b. >> go to our facebook fan page.
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we'll have the answer about an hour from now. >> this week we're giving away tickets to "les miserables." all you have to do is answer the question of the day correctly to be entered into the sweepstakes and every day we'll randomly draw a name. that person will win four tickets to "les miserables." the musical begins at the national he ter next month. still -- theater next month. still ahead, david petraeus will now testify before capitol hill lawmakers investigating what happened in benghazi, libya. >> maryland's largest casino announces its plans for adding table games and lots more workers. here's jessica. >> i've been combing through the day's daily deals, e-mails and retailer websites to find you deep discounts. time to work on the holiday cards or calendars. shutter fly is offering 40% off for a limited time. use the coupon code holidays. here's a 42-inch 3-d tv for almost 50% off. bestbuy.com is offering the tv withstands and four pairs of 3-
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cloudy skies in most areas. starting with lots of 30s, a few upper 20s. by 9:00 more sun out west. still some clouds mixing in with the sun. that will be the case in and out of the clouds all day. highs will eventually make it to the upper 40s and even low 50s. i think we'll barely get to 50 here in d.c. last week maryland voters approved a ballot on the question of expanding gambling in the free state. >> now the casino closest to the d.c. area has announced its plans for adding those table games in addition to the current gaming machines. reporter alex demetric has details. >> please welcome the ultimate gambler himself mr. david cordish. >> reporter: whose casino is betting with pretty favorable odds to be the first in
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maryland with live table games. >> we'll bring 150-plus live table games to maryland live casinos and we expect to be flipping cards and rolling dice by early spring. >> reporter: right now the anne arundel mills casino table games are all electronic, surrounded by 5,000 slot machines. a tour through the heart of the casino shows management has already mapped out where all the blackjack, craps and roulette tables are going. >> it will run right down this space all the way down to the wall down there. >> reporter: moving table games in is the easy part. finding dealers to work them is going to take work. that's because it will take an additional 1200 people to service live play. 800 of them dealers. that kind of experience is not common in a state new to table games. so? >> what we're going to do is conduct our own school, our own training, which will take a number of weeks paid for entirely by us so there's no
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tuition. >> reporter: because the argument to expand gambling was to keep money in maryland, he plans to fill as many of these kinds of jobs as possible with marylanders. >> ballot question 7 also included the addition of a new casino in prince george's county. plans to build that casino at national harbor are now moving forward. thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. we're moving forward with a new hour of news. i'm andrea roane. you're moving forward through the week, too. it's thursday. you're almost there. i'm mike hydeck. good morning. good morning, monika? >> i have one issue. stand by for that. >> howard is here with our weather first. the month is half-hour. a week from thanksgiving. it's flying by. weather wise bundle up. another chilly morning out there. we've got cloudy skies. most of the temperatures in the 30s. it is 42 at reagan national with the clouds. 48 by noon. we'll see a mix of clouds and sun. thankfully light winds only about 5 miles an hour from the northeast. here's your saving grace

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